Too many so called “experts” put a great emphasis on neutralizing ones fear; we call this unscientific process emotional suppression. When you attempt to expunge ones emotions such as fear, you unintentionally reduce their level of awareness by decreasing an important faculty called consciousness---mankind’s ultimate weapon for survival. These schools of thought fail to realize the difference between what is fear and that which is normal, ordinary nervousness. Nervousness is necessary and profoundly important; it allows you to be cautious and to remain alert.
I have seen this argument before…one that I battled against, on the forum for years, it seems.
The thrust of the argument put before us was _ that the ‘confidence’ you should develop in your training, will overcome the ‘emotions of the moment’ ….
We certainly should develop confidence in our capabilities…but to think that such confidence will negate our hard wired emotional response is at best sophomoric.